Writing Enrichment Day
A few children from Year 5/6 attended a Writing Enrichment Day at Carlton Colville Primary School this month. Ed Boxall (a poet, illustrator and performer) ran the event. During the day, the pupils who attended explored the importance of free, unselfconscious writing to explore ideas. They then used this writing as the basis for composing refined poems in a variety of forms.
Children in Need
On the 16th November, children came in to school wearing something spotty to raise money for Children in Need. After school, the ‘Great Grove Bake Off’ and ‘Bring and Buy’ events took place - these were well attended and received.
Our annual Bedtime Stories event took on Thursday 15th November 5.45-7pm. Both children and parents enjoyed this special event and it was wonderful to see families listening to a variety of stories together.
Author visit: Gracie Wright
The wonderful author Gracie Wright visited our school on Monday 3rd December. Gracie spent the day in class leading workshops and inspiring our children. If you would like to know more about Gracie Wright and her Silly Eric books, visit the website: http://sillyeric.co.uk
EYFS, KS1 and UKS2 Christmas Performances took place during the last week. The children took great pleasure in performing to their parents, and did a wonderful job!
On the last day of the Autumn Term, the whole school walked to a local church for a Christmas Celebration Event. The children enjoyed singing Christmas Songs and those running the event were impressed by their behaviour.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day 2019 on Thursday 7th March. All children came to school dressed as their favourite book character! Thank you to all the parents/carers who came into class at 8.30am to read with their child. Well done to all of those who completed the World Book Day Quiz at home!
Young Writers Competition
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to enter The Young Writers Competition. The theme was ‘The Incredible Diary of...’ The competition invited children to write a diary entry from their idol, pet, character or object. Every entrant was awarded a bookmark and sticker for there were a number of pupils who were chosen for publication in a special book.
Autism Awareness Week
World Autism Awareness Week is an internationally recognised week taking place in April every year. People across the UK take part in activities to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society. In school, we held a sponsored sensory circuit for 30 minutes on Wednesday 3rd April. Children also came to school in bright non-school clothing to celebrate difference.
The dance project, which Year 5 children took part in in Spring Term, was a great success! Miss Thacker and Mrs Wilkes thoroughly enjoyed working with the dance artist to plan and deliver fun, dance based sessions to embed the children's Topic learning. The sessions focussed on exploring language through dance to develop children's vocabulary and confidence. The children were engaged and a credit to the school.
FROGS Easter Egg Hunt
On the 1st and 2nd April, the FROGS held an Easter egg hunt for all the children to take part in. Thank you to the FROGS for organising this lovely event.
Easter Church Visit
On the last day of term the whole school visited the church for an Easter service. The children were a credit to the school.
All Stars Cricket
A coach from All Stars Cricket came to teach KS1 how to play cricket - the children all thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.
Year 3/4 had a Greek Day to celebrate their new topic. Over the course of the day, children completed a variety of activities: researching to find the answers to clues; investigating Euros and comparing them to UK sterling; working as a group to develop ideas regarding where money comes from; and excavating Greek pots and reconstructing them. They also carried out a food tasting of traditional Greek cuisine, including feta cheese, olives and tzatziki.
Children in KS1 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from the astrodome which involved sitting inside an inflatable dome and travelling through space using lights and projections.
Year 6 had fantastic time on our residential to Holt Hall last half term. They completed lots of new and exciting activities: rockpooling, raft building, a prehistoric survival challenge and orienteering.
Sports Day was a hugely successful event with the main goal of the day being participation and fun! Thank you to parents and carers for supporting this event and the FROGS for organising the refreshments. A final thank you goes to Miss Rogers for organising and leading this event!
Jack’s Charity Sponsored Walk
Jack raised £3,410 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance by organising a sponsored walk on his father’s 59th birthday. Thank you to our wonderful community for all of your support and for gathering on the school grounds to remember the life of Mr Jinkerson and participating in the 4 mile walk.
Year 6 Performance
Our Year 6 pupils gave two superb performances of their show this week to their families and friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed the excellent acting and singing that brought A Midsummer Night’s Dream to life. Well done to all the staff in UKS2 for their encouragement and creativity in getting the pupils ready for the shows.
Year 1/2 Time and Tide
Key Stage 1 visited the Time and Tide Museum at the beginning of July to find out about the past. They met a Victorian character who taught them about life in the Victorian period. They watched a Punch and Judy show – which they loved – and some pupils even got to have a go themselves.
Rock Choir has had a very successful year and the choir has performed at a number of events, including the Summer Fayre and Seagull Theatre. Some of the children have also professionally recorded some of the songs they have learnt this year at My Choir Rocks. Over the summer, there will be a Gorleston Clifftop Festival on the 29th July!
To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Years 5 and 6 were treated to a French play. The Onatti Theatre group put on a performance entitled 'Ticket pour L'espace' where our children witnessed a humorous journey into space. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt some French phrases along the way.
Ormiston Denes Awards
Eight children from our school were nominated for community awards hosted by Ormiston Denes Academy. It was truly wonderful to see pupils from our school celebrated for their work, and their families. Congratulations!
EYFS Garden Day
Thank you to all who came to help out at the EYFS Garden Day and improve the outdoor provision, with fantastic results
Reception enjoyed a visit from Africa Alive this month. They held a number of creatures, including a Giant African Land Snail and a Red Legged Millipede.